About Madison County

DONSMA~3Madison County is located 15 miles north of Asheville on the North Carolina/Tennessee border in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. There are many attractions in our 452 square mile area, of which 73 percent is forest. Nearly one fourth is public land managed by the US Forest Service.

    • Total area: 288,800 acres
    • Madison ranks number 53 in size among North Carolina’s 100 counties.

For more information please visit www.visitmadisoncounty.com

Weather
Humidity    77
Wind Speed    7.8
Rainfall    45
Snowfall    18
Clear Days    102
Partly Cloudy Days    107
Cloudy Days    156
Precipitation Days    128
Stormy Days    49
Zero Degree Days    1
Freezing Days    106
Days Over 90 Degrees    5

Monthly Average Temperatures (°F)        
Month    High    Low
Jan.    48.4    27.3
Feb.    50.6    28.2
Mar.    58.3    33.5
April    69.4    42.4
May    76.8    50.6
June    82.5    58.7
July    84.3    62.6
Aug.    83.8    61.8
Sept.    78.0    55.4
Oct.    69.1    44.5
Nov.    58.2    34.3
Dec.    49.3    28.1

Terrain is steep to gently rolling with elevations ranging from 1,250 feet to 5,152 feet. The lowest areas run along the French Broad River into Tennessee.

Elevations
Mars Hill    2,325 ft.
Bald Mountain at Wolf Laurel    5,000 ft.
Marshall    1,650 ft.
Bluff Mountain    4,686 ft.
Hot Springs    1,330 ft.
Max Patch Mountain Top    4,629 ft.
Sandy Mush Bald Mountain    5,152 ft.

Average Precipitation    
December + January + February    8.85 in.
March + April + May    10.58 in.
June + July + August    9.55 in.
September + October + November    8.34 in.
Total Annual Rainfall    37.32 in.

Other News

Mars Hill University to Dedicate New Buildings

For over a year now, the sights and sounds of construction at Mars Hill University have created a sense of building excitement, as two new buildings have taken shape that will forever change the face of the campus, and broaden the ...more

Donate School Supplies for Madison County Children

Individuals, Businesses or Agencies willing to purchase and donate school supplies for Madison County Children can drop off the supplies at the following locations: Designated Drop Off & Pick Up Locations: Mars Hill Ba ...more

2016 Madison County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 21 at the Redway Room, Mars Hill University Cafeteria Meet ‘n Greet at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC by PRIMROSE! Acoustic Eclectic Folk Music ELECTION of ...more

Ramsey Center Documentary About Roger Howell Earns Gold Award

“A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch,” produced and directed by Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, has been selected as one of the best independent doc ...more